June 1

My best wishes to all those of you who live in the northern hemisphere, in view of the onset (for most people, long-awaited) of summer, and the inhabitants of the southern hemisphere (including my fellow Australians) – in view of the onset of winter (a wonderful season too)!

I also wish to remind you that June 1 is the International Day for Protection of Children. Special protection, I believe, is required for gay children whose feelings and identities are often suppressed and oppressed by the family, school and society. For some reason, many still believe that by becoming cripples and liars, they will bring greater benefit to themselves and others. Therefore, we must fight to ensure that such children are free and can grow up as equal and happy people who are able to enjoy their sexuality fully, without fear and confusion!